Level 3 Craft Machinist Apprentice RANSOMES JACOBSEN LIMITED

Craft Machinists are expected to gain a comprehensive insight and ability within the Machine Shop. They will be taught the fundamentals of machining both practical and academic so that they can complete a wide range of tasks detailed in the description of the role.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 14 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 6:30am - 2:48pm, with a 10 minute break at 10am and a 30 minute set lunch at 12pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The company are continuing to develop their apprenticeship programme and are looking to recruit Craft Machinist Apprentices for our Manufacturing facilities at Ipswich. The role will include the following:

  • Turning: Produce cylindrical components on a manual centre lathe to fine tolerances
  • Milling:  Produce geometric shapes on a manual vertical and or horizontal milling machine
  • Grinding: Produce components on grinders to fine tolerances.
  • Computer Numerical Control: Operate CNC machines to produce complex shapes and components using automatic machines.
  • Assembly & Heat Treatment
  • EH&S Training

Company Open Day:

You are invited to join us for an open afternoon at our Ipswich Manufacturing Facility on Thursday 30th March from 4pm – 6pm to discuss our Apprenticeship Programme.

We’ll take you for a tour around our impressive plant so you can see first-hand where you would be working, show you some of the machines we make, meet members of the Manufacturing, Engineering & Customer Care Teams and answer any questions you may have about the Application Process, the Apprenticeships and the Company.

Please e-mail Jo Barber at jbarber@textron.com or call 01473 276271 to book your place by Thursday 23rd March. Parents are welcome! We look forward to seeing you on 30th March!

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Qualifications include: EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Development Competence), EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) and EAL Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the course could lead to a permanent role working within the Machine Shop

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Practical skills, Literacy skills, Motivation, Conscientious, Able to work independently, Considerate of other needs


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English, maths, and science (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to attend Colchester Institute 1 day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. A monthly allowance is paid alongside salary for training/travel. There is no working away. Full laundered work wear service with tee shirts and sweatshirts provided free of charge. All PPE provided including safety footwear.

About the employer

Ransomes is part of the Textron Group which include Bell Helicopter and Cessna among many others. Ransomes has a long history of manufacturing mowers and turf maintenance equipment which are used across the globe. From parks and sports grounds to highways and fine lawns, the Ransomes extensive range has a machine for every environment. The site in Ipswich focuses on design, manufacturing, building and testing a number of different products.




West Road

Ransomes Europark



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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Apr 2023